Explore Europe Up Close & Personal

With four new ships already in their fleet, Viking River Cruises will be receiving two more vessels into their Viking Longship category within 2012.  Just what do their Viking Longships offer?  Let's take a look! 
  • Viking Longships are the first cruise ships in Europe to offer stateroom suites featuring two full-sized rooms including a living area with veranda and a bedroom with a French balcony featuring floor to ceiling sliding glass doors
  • these new 'green' ships make use of solar panels and hybrid engines while the sun deck is home their organic herb garden
  • for the ultimate viewing experience, Viking Longships offer Explorer Suites featuring wraparound verandas and 270° views
  • all Viking Longships feature an Aquavit Terrace designed for casual al fresco indoor/outdoor dining in all types of weather
  • all Viking Longship staterooms are equipped with high-definition entertainment systems and deluxe bathroom amenities
But why choose a river cruise?  That's easy - there are less passengers; the ship is smaller and so it will dock in the center of towns & villages making exploring oh-so convenient; plus all cabins offer river views while calm waters appeal to all cruisers.  Read more at 5 Reasons to Choose a River Cruise.

Viking Longships available for the 2012 European cruise season include the Viking Aegir, Viking Embla, Viking Freya, Viking Idun, Viking Njord, and the Viking Odin.  The 2013 season will see the addition of the Viking Skadi to the Viking Longship fleet.

Viking Longship itineraries for the 2012/2013 season include:
  • Grand European Tour: 15-day cruise encompassing the Rhine, Danube and Main Rivers through Holland, Austria, Hungary, Germany and Slovakia with 13 guided tours and stops at 9 UNESCO World Heritage Sites ; prices from $3,462 per person during the 2012 season
  • Romantic Danube: 8-days of cruising the Danube River in Hungary, Germany and Austria; prices fro $1,656 for 2013 including 6 guided tours and 4 UNSECO World Heritage Sites
  • Danube Waltz: 8-day cruise exploring the Danube River through four countries including Slovakia, Hungary, Austria and Germany including 6 guided tours and 4 UNSECO World Heritage Sites; prices from $1,656 for the 2013 season
  • Tulips & Windmills: 10-day springtime cruise through Holland and Belgium with 2 UNESCO World Heritage Site visits and 8 guided tours; prices from $1,772 per person for the 2013 season (until March 31, 2012).
Viking River Cruises also offers itineraries in Russia, Ukraine, Egypt, Asia, France, Romania, Bulgaria and more. 

For more information, visit Viking River Cruises.  

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